9 fun things you can do this weekend in Houston

How you can discover Houston this weekend

By Sir Black - Houston Life editor
Anime Matsuri

Anime Matsuri is taking over the George R. Brown Convention Center June 13-16, 2019.

HOUSTON - Looking for something to do in Houston this weekend? Here are nine ideas. 

Saturday, June 15

Juneteenth History Celebration

Where: 3018 Emancipation Ave., Houston
When: Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Art, zydeco music and free barbecue. Emancipation Park Conservancy will host its 147th annual Juneteenth celebration at Emancipation Park. The celebration will feature a parade followed by a full day of activities the entire family will enjoy. There will be vendors on location, musical performances, guided tours of the park and free barbecue.
Website: http://emancipationparkconservancy.org

Anime Matsuri

When: June 13-16
Where: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston
What: Anime Matsuri has been coming to the George R. Brown Convention Center for over a decade. For the 2019 event, fans and cosplayers will get to enjoy many activities such as fashions shows and concerts. There will be over 300 exhibitors, vendors and artists, and people will even have a chance to get autographs from celebrity guests. Ticket prices and times vary by day.
Website: Animematsuri.com

2019 Houston Food Fest

When: June 15
Where: 2811 Travis St. Houston
What: Head to Midtown Park and enjoy food from over 70 different vendors from all over Texas. The event will go from noon to 10 p.m. and will have a wide variety of food from Tacos to gumbo. There will also be live music. Tickets range from $5 to $10 per person.
Website: Eventbrite.com

Pure Body Studio Pilates in the Park

When: June 15
Where: 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire
What: Get in some fitness at the Evelyn’s Park Conservatory. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and people from all ages and athletic ability are welcome. General admission is free, but people must bring a mat and water.
Website: Evelynspark.org

Local Brews Local Grooves

When: June 15
Where: 1204 Caroline St., Houston
What: Beer and music lovers can head to the Houston House of Blues for the event highlighting local breweries and musicians. Doors will open at 3 p.m and tickets start at $10. This is a 21 plus event.
Website: Houseofblues.com

Dads, Dinos & Donuts

Where: 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280 The Woodlands
When: Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to. 3 p.m.
What: Dads and kiddos will enjoy breakfast donuts, meet a life size dinosaur, create dinosaur hats and join a special Father's Day art project. Spots are limited.
Website: https://woodlandschildrensmuseum.org/dads-dinos-donuts/

Sunday, June 16

Father's Day Breakfast

Where: 6104 Hermann Park Dr, Houston
When: Sunday, June 16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
What: Hermann Park Conservancy wants you to celebrate Father's Day - with a scenic breakfast - at Pinewood Cafe, located inside Houston's Hermann Park. Park goers will be encouraged to ride the Hermann Park railroad, join in on a fun arts and crafts activity and float along on a pedal boat ride.
Website https://www.hermannpark.org/calendar/fathers-day-breakfast-at-hermann-park/

Father’s Day Car Show and Concert 2019

When: June 16
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Parkway, Houston
What: Traders Village is honoring fathers with the third annual concert and car show. The event starts at 10 a.m. and features a concert by “The Greater Good,” and general admission is free. There is a $4 parking fee.
Website: Tradersvillage.com

City Acre Brewing's Father's Day Feast

When: June 16
Where: 3418 Topping St., Houston
What: City Acre Brewing is celebrating dad with a barbecue feast that will include everything from beer to yard games and more. General admission is $18.95 per person and the event will go from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: Cityacrebrewing.com

 

Ongoing
'Impulse at Avenida

Where: 1001 Avenida de Las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010
When: June 14 through September 2
What: The human powered sound and lighting experience is intended to encourage outdoor play for kids and adults, alike. The new-wave exhibit is a collection of 15 inteactive seesaws, that light up and respond when touched or put into motion.
Info: Details here

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